Rangers may not have a lot of money to play around with in the January transfer window so it may be an idea for director of football Mark Allen to keep an eye on the free agent market.

On Tuesday, Birmingham confirmed that winger David Cotterill had his contract terminated and is now available to be snapped up by whoever wants him ahead of the January transfer window.

The English Championship side announced the news on their official Twitter account and official website.

Cotterill, 30, would be the ideal player for Rangers to sign in January, or even before, now that he has been released.

He is a very hard-working winger and could easily force someone like Daniel Candeias, who hasn’t been played at all well since Pedro Caixinha was sacked, out of the team.

It would also give the chance for Allen to introduce more of a British feel back at Ibrox after a number of Caixinha’s foreign imports in the summer simply failed to live up to their hype, except maybe Alfredo Morelos.

Cotterill has a wealth of experience to his hand too, from both the Championship and the Wales international side.

The 24-times international has played 270 times in England’s second-tier from spells with Birmingham, Swansea and Bristol City.

He has even had a bit of experience of playing in the Premier League – something which most of the current Rangers squad are unable to boast.

Allen is in charge of transfers next month unless a new boss comes in as soon as possible and he needs to get his dealings done as best as possible, otherwise his job could be on the line.

In other Rangers news, this international forward has confirmed that he would be interested in a January move to Ibrox.

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